Weekly Top Airplay: Tuesday, November 8, 2016

WMSE’s program hosts constantly search through the latest releases, and feature the best in all genres on their weekly shows. At WMSE, there is no Program Director creating daily playlists, so what you hear is a reflection of the knowledge, interests, and personalities of our dedicated on-air staff.

The albums on the weekly Top Airplay list reflect the diverse interests of our staff, and the range of what is considered “alternative”. As a quick genre guide: Radio 200 = mostly pop and rock and some crossover genres like electronic, soul, hip hop and world, Adds = top brand new releases for the week, RPM = electronic, New World = world, Jazz = well…jazz! Blues is reported and updated monthly, so check back every four weeks for the latest news on those blues. Take a look through the past weeks’ lists and notice just how much things change week to week here at WMSE. You’ll never hear us get very stagnant.

As a result of our long history and the knowledge of our volunteer DJ’s, WMSE is considered a “Core 50″ station by the College Music Journal (CMJ), the industry standard for what’s happening in non-commercial radio. This means WMSE is one of fifty stations in the country whose play lists matters most when CMJ creates their own weekly charts of what’s being played around the country.

Our Music Director, Erin, compiles the most-played albums every week, reports those albums to CMJ each Tuesday (as well as the top blues alums at the end of each month) and makes those lists available to you, our listeners. Take a look at what our DJ’s are excited about these days in six different categories, and get a sense of what you’ll be hearing when you tune in to WMSE…for now.

Listings printed as: Artist, Title, Label
* = local

Date Reported: 11/8/16
Listed As: artist, title, label


Radio 200

1. Goat, Requiem, Sub Pop
2. Leonard Cohen, You Want It Darker, Columbia
3. The Blind Shake, Celebrate Your Worth, Goner Records
4. Brett Newski, Land Air Sea Garage, Nomad Union*
5. Calliope, Chapel Perlious, self-released*
6. Nineteen Thirteen, Music For Time Travel, self-released*
7. Clipping., Splendor and Misery, Sub Pop
8. Def Harmonic, The Lead Singer of Genesis, self-released*
9. Gauss, Thalweg, self-released*
10. The Pukes, The Revenge Of The Pukes, Tire Fire Records*
11. Fox Face, Teen Wiccan, Chop Haus*
12. Cosmonauts, A-Ok!, Burger Records
13. Black Marble, It’s Immaterial, Ghostly International
14. Mosleys, Bonafide and Pixelated, self-released*
15. Jack White, Acoustic Recordings, Third Man Records
16. Danny Brown, Atrocity Exhibition, Warp Records
17. Jamie Lidell, Building a Beginning, Jajulin
18. B~Free, Ode 2 A Luv Affair, self-released*
19. Regina Spektor, Remember Us to Life, Sire
20. SURVIVE, RR7349, Relapse Records
21. Honeyblood, Babes Never Die, FatCat
22. Julia Jacklin, Don’t Let the Kids Win, Polyvinyl
23. Ex-Cult, Negative Growth, In the Red
24. LVL UP, Return to Love, Sub Pop
25. Lambchop, Flotus, Merge
26. Devendra Banhart, Ape In Pink Marble, Nonesuch
27. Purling Hiss, High Bias, Drag City
28. Michael Swan, “Crosswinds” [single], self-released*
29. Drive-By Truckers, American Band, ATO
30. Against Me!, Shape Shift With Me, Total Treble


1. Toy, Clear Shot, Heavenly/PIAS
2. Hope Sandoval and the Warm Inventions, Until the Hunter, Tendril Tales
3. Lambchop, Flotus, Merge
4. Wolf People, Ruins, Jagjaguwar
5. American Wrestlers, Goodbye Terrible Youth, Fat Possum


1. SURVIVE, RR7349, Relapse Records
2. TOBACCO, Sweatbox Dynasty, Ghostly International
3. DJ Shadow, The Mountain Will Fall, Mass Appeal
4. NO/NO, Sound and Light, Gloss Records*
5. Adrian Younge, The Electronique Void, Linear Labs
6. Beats Antique, Shadowbox, Beats Antique
7. Will It Burn, Alcoholic Swear Monster, self-released*
8. Shura, Nothing’s Real, Interscope
9. Kaytranada, 99.9%, XL
10. Avalanches, Wildflower, Astralwerks

New World

1. Goat, Requiem, Sub Pop
2. Alsarah and the Nubatones, Manara, Wonderwheel
3. Mariza, Mundo, Nonesuch
4. Pat Thomas, Coming Home, Strut
5. A Tribe Called Red, We Are the Halluci Nation, Radicalized Records
6. Bacao Rhythm and Steel Band, 55, Big Crown Records
7. Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, Make It Better, Rootfire Cooperative
8. Ana Moura, Moura, Universal
9. Lee “Scratch” Perry, Must Be Free
10. ZMEI3, Rough Romanian Soul, Six Degrees


1. Nels Cline, Lovers, Blue Note
2. Joonsam, A Door, Origin
3. Nicole Mitchell’s Black Earth Ensemble, Moments of Fatherhood, Rogueart
4. Madeleine Peyroux, Secular Hymns, Impulse!
5. Catherine Russell, Harlem On My Mind, Jazz Village
6. Norah Jones, Day Breaks, Blue Note
7. Charlie Haden, Liberation Music Orchestra, Time/Life, Impulse!
8. Cookers, The Call of the Wild and Peaceful Heart, Smoke Sessions
9. Olege Kireyev and Keith Javors, The Meeting, inarhyme
10. Corey Kendrick Trio, Rootless, self-released

Blues (updated monthly)

1. Gina Sicilia, Sunset Avenue EP, Blue Elan Records
2. Various Artists, The Musical Mojo of Dr. John: Celebrating Mac and His Music, Concord
3. Bobby Rush, Porcupine Meat, Rounder
4. The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Strong Like That, Severn
5. Joanna Connor, Six String Stories, M.C. Records
6. Teresa James & the Rhythm Tramps, Bonafide, Jesi-Lu
7. Various, Putumayo Presents Blues Party, Putumayo
8. Gary Hoey, Dust and Bones, Provogue
9. Mike Wheeler, Turn Up!!, Delmark
10. Lil’ Ed and the Blues Imperials, The Big Sound of Lil’ Ed and the Blues Imperials, Alligator
11. Matthew Skoller, Blues Immigrant, Tongue ’N’ Groove
12. Barrelhouse Chuck, Remembering the Masters, The Sirens
13. Sugar Ray and the Bluetones, Seeing Is Believing, Severn Records
14. Dave Stryker, Eight Track II, Strikezone Records
15. Lisa Lystam Family Band, Give You Everything, self-released
16. Walter Trout, Alive In Amsterdam, Provogue
17. The Dogtown Blues Band, Everyday, RVL Music
18. Lurrie Bell, Can’t Shake This Feeling Delmark
19. Bonnie Bishop, Ain’t Who I Was, Thirty Tigers
20. James O’Neill and the Silver Shadows, A Little More Than the Blues, self-released
21. Swamp Cabbage, Jive, Chicken Head Knob
22. Kat Riggins, Blues Revival, Bluzpik Media Group
23. John Scofield, Country For Old Men, Verve
24. Doyle Bramhall II, Rich Man, Concord
25. Liz Mandeville, The Stars Motel, Blue Kitty
26. Little Boys Blue, Tennissippi, VizzTone
27. Ina Forsman, s/t, Ruf Records
28. C.W. Stoneking, Gon’ Boogaloo, self-released
29. Dennis Gruenling, Ready Or Not, VizzTone
30. Little Boys Blue, Tennissippi, VizzTone